Re: [CR]Mystified by Galli


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From: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@netreach.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Mystified by Galli
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 21:47:33 -0500


Makes one wonder whether they manufactured much of anything. I'm in the camp that believes the derailleurs were made by Simplex. Never paused to think about the cranks; I'll scrutinize the one I have. I wonder who made their brakes, hubs, rims, etc. if they were actually fabless.

I need gold anodized hubs, rims, and headset to complete my gold Galli Bianchi folly if any of you folks have them kicking around. Have a black anodized (arms only) FD and a green anodized RD left over. I certainly hope that none of you poor souls are trying to complete a green (or blue) Galli Criterium group. I think they anodized everything that held still long enough for them to wrestle into the baths.

I'd certainly like to know more about them as well.

Charlie

Charles T. Young
Honeybrook. PA


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>
> I don't get Galli. Simplex derailleurs and shifters. Stronglight cranks?
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2717595044&category=36134
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2717596007&category=27950
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> Made in France, I assume. Who made their brakes? I remember buying a pair
> of Galli Titanios (or somesuch) about 1977, substantially cheaper than Campy,
> with dreadful modulation and feel.
>
> Anyone know any company history? Was this a gimmick by the French
> manufacturers, to try to take market share from Campy by offering another
> "Italian" product?
>
> While I wonder about all this, who made Mavic brakes? I've spotted them in
> their original manufacturer name in the past, but I don't recall.

>

> Cheers,

>

> Peter Bridge

> Denver, CO